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Crimes of the Art

On this week’s art crime blotter: 14 members of a British museum-robbing ring were convicted, Christie’s sued collector Jose Mugrabi for failing to pay for a $37 million Basquiat he won at auction, and the NYPD seized a crate labeled “art” only to find it full of weed.

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Crimes of the Art

On this week’s art crime blotter: people pillaged stones from the quarry where Stonehenge’s giant rocks were sourced, the certificate of authenticity of a Lee Ufan painting recently sold at auction was found to be fake, and a curator bit a fellow passenger on an airplane.

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Crimes of the Art

On this week’s art crime blotter: an art analysis assignment gets a teacher suspended, new reality TV show allegedly glorifies ‘grave-robbing,’ and Justin Bieber climbs a Mayan ruin and pulls his pants down.

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Crimes of the Art

On this week’s art crime blotter: vandals attack Jackie Chan’s sculptures in Taiwan, Abe Lincoln’s hand goes missing from Illinois museum, and an advertising student claims an agency ripped off his poster design.

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Crimes of the Art

On this week’s art crime blotter: a photographer sued Jeff Koons over a painting from 1986, an art thief tagged the artist in an Instagram post of his loot, and Nicolas Cage agreed to return a stolen dinosaur skull.

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Crimes of the Art

On this week’s art crime blotter: Ukrainian militias flood the market with stolen paintings, a museum security guard is sacked for on-the-job vandalism, and a British art forger does it for love.